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5×5: Read Indy


Thursday May 14
5:30-8:00 pm

Fountain Square Theatre
1105 Prospect Street
Indianapolis, IN 46203


Indiana Humanities and Indy Reads are teaming up to host a 5×5 event – a platform for new and innovative ideas related to the arts.

Join us on May 14 to hear from five finalists on how their big idea can help make Indy a better place through reading and the written word. Ideas will center around the theme READ INDY, using literature, reading, and/or the written word to create powerful arts and humanities experiences for the people of Indianapolis.

The winning project will be selected by a panel of judges with live audience input (meaning YOU!) and receive $10,000 to take the proposal from idea to action.

You’ll enjoy great tunes, local libations and plenty of Indy inspiration.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Program begins at 6 p.m.

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